Health

2404, 2017

Ahead of World Malaria Day, UN says ‘let’s close the gap’ in prevention coverage

April 24th, 2017|Health, News|

On the eve of World Malaria Day, the United Nations health agency called today for accelerating scaled-up efforts to prevent malaria, which remains a major public health threat, killing one child every two minutes worldwide in 2015.

2404, 2017

World Immunization Week: Power of vaccines still not fully utilized, says UN health agency

April 24th, 2017|Health, News|

Vaccinations stave off 26 potentially deadly diseases, the United Nations health agency is emphasizing on the first day of World Immunization Week, which also marks the halfway point of the Organization's goal to stop millions of deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases.

2104, 2017

UN Secretary-General joins High-Level Steering Group for Every Woman Every Child

April 21st, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News, Press material|

Washington, D.C. | 21 April 2017—The UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres, has joined the High-level Steering Group for Every Woman Every Child as its third and senior Co-Chair. The announcement, made in the margins of the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, highlights the importance of the highest level […]

1904, 2017

Progress against tropical diseases must be backed by poverty alleviation efforts – UN health agency

April 19th, 2017|Health, News|

The United Nations today cited “record-breaking” progress in controlling neglected tropical diseases – which blind, maim, disfigure and debilitate millions of people worldwide, especially in its poorest areas – as an estimated one billion people were reached with treatment for at least one of these diseases in 2015 alone, according to the Organization’s health agency.

504, 2017

UN stresses need to anticipate changes in world’s population age structure to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

April 5th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, News, Press material, Youth|

Changes in age structure of human populations are taking place worldwide, with major implications for sustainable development policies, highlights 50th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development

603, 2017

Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children each year, UN health agency reports

March 6th, 2017|Health, News|

The United Nations health agency reviewed the threats from pollutants such as second-hand smoke, UV radiation, unsafe water and e-waste.

302, 2017

WHO: Early cancer diagnosis, better trained medics can save lives, money

February 3rd, 2017|Health, News|

Each year, 8.8 million people die from cancer, mostly in low- and middle-income countries, according to WHO figures.

912, 2016

Transport pivotal to Asia and the Pacific’s sustainability

December 9th, 2016|Cities, Financing for Development, Health, News|

Further deepening Asian transport connectivity requires that we ensure that regional connectivity is seamless.

112, 2016

On World AIDS Day, UNICEF warns of sharp rise in new HIV infections among adolescents

December 1st, 2016|Health, News|

1 December 2016 – New HIV infections among adolescents are projected to rise from 250,000 in 2015 to nearly 400,000 a year by 2030 if progress stalls in reaching adolescents, warns a report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today, which is observed annually as World AIDS Day.

“The world has made tremendous progress […]

1711, 2016

World’s first malaria vaccine set for 2018 rollout in Africa after WHO secures funding

November 17th, 2016|Health, News|

“The pilot deployment of this first-generation vaccine marks a milestone in the fight against malaria,” stated Dr. Pedro Alonso, Director of the WHO Global Malaria Programme.